Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus 1766),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 296

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Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus 1766)


Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus 1766)  —Spotted scat

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 7 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Persian Gulf and India east to Caroline Islands and Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in silty bays, harbours and mangrove estuaries, 0–5 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.